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The- Plattsmouth - Journal
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The Fort Crook Military band
will play here on the Fourth of
Everything is very quiet in the
city at the present time. It is
too hot to do very much hustling.
Twenty-four republicans voted
with the democrats in the lower
house for the wool bill, while one
democrat voted against it.
A refreshing shower right now
wouldn't be out of place. But
etill the farmers say that corn is
not suffering for the want of
The Hrislow amendment was
fought by La Folli'lle, Gronna
Tlorah, I'oimb'xlcr and Works, re
publicans, and every democrat in
Ibe senate save one.
Quite a crowd was on the street
last evening to hear the band
conceit. The next one will be
more generally attended by peo
ple from the country.
If the Loriiner committee in
sists on asking for the truth, the
whole truth and nothing but the
truth, it is feared its delibera
tions may "disturb business."
The secretary of the Com
mercial rlub is kept pretty busy
in replying to inquiries about
I'lallsmoulh. Hill Wescott is
nble to give the desired Informa
tion to all.
Last Sunday, June 18, was sug
gested as "Father's day," but not
observed, unless some of the kids
thought it. a good time to strike
Ibe old man for a bigger allow
ance. -:o :-
The Platte river bridge is in-J
leresting a goodly number of peo
ple, who think an investment in
filock is an excellent proposition.
Well, why shouldn't it be? It s
on a direct route south and west.
If you want to attend a real,
genuine old-fashioned Fourth of
July celebration, where you can
hear the declaration of Independ
ence read and the "Star Spangled
Jtanner" sang, come to 1'latts
mouth. :o :
Since the special session was
called April the senate has been
In sesison a total of only eighly
Iwo hours, which is about one
hour n day. The rest of the time
Ihe senators devote to appearing
Filings for candidates before
the primary election will expire
Saturday night, July 15. There
is plenty of time, but don't forget
the date of expiration. The field
Is wide open and only requires
the filing fee to placo anyone in
No federal income tax for at
least another year. Five more
stales must ratify the amendment
before it goes. Tho fathers cer
tainly fixed the constitution so it
would be immune against "sud
den gusts of popular and almost
Nothing is thoroughly bad
There is some good in every
manifestation of evil. The much
maligned, puglislio English
sparrow is now looked upon as
the hope of the country in case
of the threatened invasion of the
peventeen-yenr locust. His cap
aeily for the consumption of that
delicacy is said to be unlimited,
his digestion phenomenal and his
continual presence on the job
certain. It is pleasing to learn
that the sparrow is possibly other
than an unmitigated nuisance.
While this question has not as
yet been definitely answered, the
house investigating committees
are bringing out testimony which
tends to throw light on the suub
jecl at least to the end of show
ing that the great trusts of the
country have at some time or an
other had most of the government
prosecutors on their payrolls.
From reports all over the
country tramps are more num
erous than for several years, and
in every section of the country
the farmers are yelling them-,
selves hoarse for harvest hands.
One hundred and fifty tramps
were in the HurllriKton yards in
Lincoln at one time yterday.
One man in this city who has a
nice lawn and tries to keep it
clean, says he is going to pur
chase a pair of goats to cat the
handbill that, are thrown on his
lawn. The goats also have a
butter record which he will be
willing to demonstrate to anyone
who throws any handbills in his
The Journal truly agrees with
Senator (Jure when he says the
democrats must nominate a can
didate for president who "de
serves to win and who is able to
win." Yet, at the same time,
there is a vast difference of
opinion as to who that man
should be. We have several good
candidates looming up, and while
the senator is of Ihe opinion that
Wooilrow Wilson is the man to
win, other leaders, as equally in-
leresieo in ueinocralie success.
have other favorites who they be
lieve are just as able to win as
It will be a very strange tiling
indeed if there is not, an almost
universal demand for the lower
ing of the tariff on sugar when
the information regarding the
sugar trust which has been se
cured by Ihe investigating com
mittee reaches the people. The
trust has been convicted of de
frauding the government of mil
lions. Tho republican parly went
into collusion with the Mormon
church to get Utah to support it
and it has levied a tax of $8 a
year on the average family. The
tax on diamonds is only 10 per
cent, hut. on sugar it is 78.87 per
Contracts have been entered In
to by the Slate Fair association
with the Wright company of New-
York for two aeroplanes and
two aviators to make two flights
each day of the fair, September
to 8. Last year, Hoxey, with on
machine, was secured for tho
flights, ami when he went into
one or the barns on Tuesday
morning it deprived numbers of
our people from witnessing this
modern attraction. The manage
mnt does not intend to have such
an nccident to one machine dis
appoint their patrons, so have
gone to added expense to secure
two complete outfits that people
who come to one of the best fairs
on earth will not he disappointed
A Je5.000.000 bread trust which
will operate, to start with, in
twenty-one largo cities, has been
formed in New York under the'
name of the General Baking com
pany. The alleged object of the
new octopus is to "educate the
public to a higher standard of
quality in bread." Inquiry at the
office of Attorney General Wick
ersham elicited the information
that absolutely nothing was
known there of the formation of
"any bread trust." The reply was
not unusual, as the attorney gen
eral's oflice is generally the last
place in Washington to go to for
information which might be con
strued to admit the existence of
The silver wedding was the
most popular feature of the Taft
Everybody and their families
are coming to Plattsmouth this
year on the Fourth of July.
It is too hot to do anything
rash. So don't make any rash
promises that you can't fulfill.
Wheat has advanced a few
cents, it is stated, on account of
the poor crop in the two Da
The law against Ihe sale of ex
plosives in Nebraska is very rigid,
and it will be well for dealers to
be on the safe side.
Senator Lorimer has been
swatted so generally this year
that he must have a heart full of
sympathy for the common house
A fashion note says that girls
are wearing their waists so high
now that it is risky for a boy to
hag his sweetheart he might
choke her to death.
If congress is going to get
Uncle Sam's garden hoed before
the snow flies, they've got to do
something besides smelling
around the pig-pen for bad odors.
Cherries are very plentiful in
this section of Nebraska, and are
selling at 91.25 per bushel. The
berry crop is also immense. But
where are we to get our peaches?
Scientists claim to have dis
covered suns llfty thousand times
as large as ours. Please do not
let any of them gel in any of their
work nt present, as our own lit
tle old sun is getting in its work
sufllcienlly right now, thank you.
The general counsel for the
sugar trust expresses regret that
e supreme court did not. speak
w illi more clearness and ccrtninly
concerning trust distinctions. We
fail to see wherein the most ex
plicit language would have re
lieved the sugar trust from the
odium of crookedness.
It will be well for our dealers
in fireworks to look up the law
passed two years ago by the
legislature, before they rush
headlong into the sale of some
things that are prohibited. Some
of them are liable to get them
selves into serious trouble. "A
word to the wise," etc.
The people for miles around
IMattsmouth will he here on the
Fourth of July. . The managers
claim they will have a fine pro
gram, and if the Red Men keep up
their reputation for doing things
as they should be done they will
have to hustle some. The dav is
not very far off.
The steamboat Chester arrived
in Kansas City yesterday after
noon and it was met by a large
delegation of business men, ac
companied by a brass band. Every
town from St. Louis up turned
out to cheer the boat on its on
ward course. Evidently the poo
pie on the lower Missouri are be'
ing very much interested in river
Ira file. When will Omaha take on
a little of the enthusiasm pos
sessed by Kansas City in this
Some senators are threaten
ing, if Canadian reciprocity is
adopted, to revise the whole
tariff. Well, why not? That was
just exactly what the country ex
pected in the special session of
1909. Instead, congress gave it a
sham revision, and the people
would not stand such ' monkey
The supreme judges appoint
ed by Governor Sheldon will have
to go some if they are nominated
at the primary. There are now
eight republican candidates in the
field and others yet to come. The
people have not forgotten the
manner in which these three
judges were appointed, when
Governor Shallenberger should
have had the say-so.
LA FOLLETTE AND TARIFF.
Senator La Follette, it is an
nounced, is soon to declare him
self a progressive candidate for
the republican nomination for
A year ago there were millions
of progressive voters who would
have thrown up their hats and
shouted their satisfaction with
this announcement. We doubt if
there are nearly so many now.
La Follette was looked on then
as a genuine and feariess pro
gressive; as a man who was "ght
iniT consistently and without
wavering against the evil of spe
Today spec!?.l privilege is at
tacked, in congress, in one of its
most odious aspects. Democratic
progressives are making an
honest effort to reform some of
the more glaring evils and in
equalities in the existing tariff.
To this end they are supporting
not only the reciprocity treaty, as
a step in the right direction, but
they are proposing a farmers'
free list bill, and a 50 per cent cut
in the woolen tariff, and expect to
prepare, before the sesison is
very much older, similar bills
making substantial reductions in
the cotton, steel and sugar
What help are they getting
from La Follette?
A year ago La Follette, with
other insurgent senators and rep
resentatives, was angrily de
nouncing the monstrous wrongs
hidden in the Payne-AIdrich
tariff. He was condemning that
tariff as a breaking of platform
pledges. He and other insurgents
were joining with the democrats
to pledge the country a revision
Yet now, when the lime is ripe,
when the opportunity is at hand,
the democrats are getting little
help or encouragement from their
insurgent allies. La Follette him
self stands with Gallinger and
Smoot and the special interests
that aro fighting reciprocity. He
has had not a word of encourage
ment for the democratic tariff re
duction bills. The democratic
woolen bill is so conservative that
Mr. Bryan has heatedly denounced
it as an act of infamy and sur
render. Yet it seems twice too
radical for La Follette, if it bo
true, as reported, that lie will pro
pose a9 an amendment a 25 per
If this is where Robert Marion
La Follette is to stand, what claim
will he have to progressive sup
port in next year's campaign?
How can ho oven contest with
Taft for his party's nomination,
charging that Taft is not a pro
gressive, if he is to allow Taft to
make a more progressive tariff
record than ho makes himself?
The World-Herald cannot but
entertain the hope that Senator
La Follette will yet take his stand
on the people's side of tho tariff
question, and that he will finally
lend his help to the democrats
who are trying to save the people
hundreds of millions of dollars
annually which tariff robbery now
compels them to pay over to the
lumber, woolen, cotton, steel and
sugar corporations. If he does
not if from beginning to end of
the session he stands with Gal
ligner and Srnoot to defeat the
democratic tariff reform program
what a sorry travesty his "pro
gressive" candidacy will become.
Burlington Men Appreciated.
From Thursday' Daily. .
There was another blowout at
the water main last night, which
was repaired by Jimmie Hickson
and his helpers. Through an
oversight the good work of the
four Burlington men who came to
the rescue both nights was over
looked. Their good work with
their air machine was what saved
the pipe line. The pipe was laid
in concrete last night, so that
Jimmie says if it blows out a
hundred years hence he will re
turn and fix it and it "shan't cost
the company a cent."
Shoots Himself In Foot.
A special from Tecumseh. un
der dale of June 22, says: "While
engaged in shooting rats with a
shotgun this afternoon Dr. C. D.
Barnes, a physician of this city,
suffered a serious accident. The
gun was accidentally discharged
and the charge struck him in the
foot and lacerated the member to
such an extent that amputation
may be necessary." Dr. Barnes
was born and reared in this city,
and is wn known to many of tho
older residents of Plattsmouth.
Married in Omaha.
Mr. Lauren Mickle and Miss
Mable Doty went to Omaha last
week and were married Wednes
day, June 14. The bride is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Doty, old residents of the county,
living northeast of town about
five miles. The groom has been a
resident of the county since his
birth, is a very fine young man,
and both have many friends. They
will reside on the E. B. Taylor
farm south of town. Weeping
From Friday's Dally.
An error crept into the item in
last night's Journal referring to
Mr. Ed Streight of Lincoln,
wherein we stated he was visiting
his brother, II. J. Streight. Mr.
H. J. Streight never had a broth
er Ed that he knows of. What
we should have said was that Mr.
Streight of Lincoln was a guest
of his father and mother, Mr. and
Mrs. H. J. Streight, of this city.
Catch Fish Near Union.
From Friday's Dally.
W. J. Streight, A. L. Tidd, A. J.
Beeson and Sheriff Quinton went
to Union today on invitation of C.
L. Graves, editor of the Union
Ledger, and took with them their
fishing licenses and tackle. When
they return the Journal readers
may look out for some whaling
big fish stories.
Operated on for Appendicitis.
Frank Vetesnik was operated
on at Hot Springs, South Dakota,
a short time ago for appendicitis.
Anton Vetesnik, John Libershal
and Joe Holly departed yesterday
afternoon for Hot Sorincs. where
they will visit Frank Vetesnik for
a few days.
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for the nomination of the
office of BherifT, subject to the de
cision of the voters at the coming
primary. I ask them to place me In
nomination on the democratic ticket
D. C. Rhoden.
( AM, FOIl IIIDS.
Bids will be received up to Noon on
rrlnni .liilv 111V. a n ibh a . i .
Ofrll'P of the rnnnfw T...ln-A -i l
- ' J VI (.BUS I
C ounty In his oillre at IMattHmouth,
.hmmhnku, ior me rnjiRtructlon of one
concrete culvert to he located one mile
east and one-quarter mile north of
Murray; alxo for one nil to be made on
iiectlon line one and one-half mile
nectlon line one-half mile north of
Union. 0b8 County. Nebrnxka. Work
to be done out of Inheritance Tax
Maim and aneclfloatlona on file In
the office of the county Clerk In
County CommlBftloner reserve the
l ight to reject any or all blda.
Allen J. Heenon,
t.i .. ... , . County Judwe.
riattumouth, Neb., June 19th, 1911.
Do you want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or writ,)
Dates made at this oTi :j or tha
Murray State Dank.
Good Scrvic ai 1imV) Rate
TAFT UUDSALDRICH PLAN
President Says Currency Reform
Transcend All Other Question.
New York, June 23. "There ia no
legislation 1 care not what It is tar
iff, railroad, corporation, or of a gen
eral political character that at all
equals in importance the putting of
our banking and currency system on
the sound basis proposed by the na
tional commission plan."
So declared President Taft to a big
gathering of bankers and men of
prominence in the financial and busi
ress world at a banquet of the New
York State Bankers' association, which
Is in session at Manhattan Beach. Hia
addret.s was mainly devoted to a car
ful and coherent elucidation of the
Aldrlch national reserve association
plan, which he warmly commended as
providing for "the establishment of
the 7,000 national banks of this coun
try on a representative republican
He declared It "a careful and well
drawn plan, devised by a non-partisan
commission," to avoid the concentra
tion of controlling Influence either In
Wall street or In Washington, and ex
pressed his belief that the plan tn tta
general features ought to commend
Itself to "the whole business commu
nity of the country," the farmers and
wige earners as well as the banking,
railroad, commercial and manufactur
IN SUPREME COURT
Arguments In Quo Warranto (or
Office of Railway Commissioner,
Lincoln, June 23. Arguments In
the quo warranto suit of Peter Mor
tonsen against W. J. Furse, Involving
possession of the office of railway com
missioner, were heard by the supreme
court. The case devolves on the ques
tion whether the vacancy caused by
the death of Commissioner Cowgill
last October occurred tn time for It to
be filled legally at the November elec
tion, and whether Mortensen had a
right to have his name upon the bal
lot as a candidate for the position. He
was nominated by petition and was
the only candidate whose name ap
peared on the ballot.
The suit was filed last January,
after the legislature recognized Furse
as the Incumbent, by refusing to de
clare Mortensen elected to the po
sition. Furse holds the office by ap
pointment by Governor Shallenberger.
He Insists that Cowglll's death took
place less than thirty days before the
election and appointment by the gov
ernor was the only legal way of filling
PROBE MORMON SUGAR DEAL
Cutler Tells of Relation of Church to
Washington, June 23. Inquiry into
the relationship between the Mormon
church and the American Sugar Refin
ing company, which began before the
house committee of inquiry Into the
sugar trust, disclosed that Henry O.
Havemeyer's first dealings In the beet
sugar Industry were with the Utah
Sugar company, In which the Church
of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day
Saints were interested. Thomas R.
Cutler of Suit Lake, vice president
and general manager of the Utah-Idaho
Sugar Refining company and form
er bishop of the Mormon church, ap
peared before the committee as a wit
ness, lie declared that of the approx
imately $9,500,000 paid up stock of tha
Utah-Idaho company the American
Sugar Refining company controls $4,
650,000, or 455,000 shares; Joseph F.
Smith, president of the Mormon
church, as trustee for the church, 49,
815 shares, and the estate of Henry a
Havemoyer 23,174 shares, while tha
balance Is owned by 1.493 Individual
Shoots Himself Instead of the Rats.
Tecumseh. Neb., June 23. While en
gaged In shooting rats with a shot
gun, Dr. C. D. Barnes, a physician of
this city, suffered a serious accident.
The gun was accidentally discharged
and the charge struck him In the foot
and lacerated the member to such an
extent that amputation may be neces
sary. Byrnes Leave Hospital.
Columbus, Neb., June 23. John C.
Byrnes has so far recovered from his
recent opeiatlon as to be able to sit
up. He refirned home.
One hundred and fifty thousand per
son saw the "rainbow" parade of the
Foresters, the uniformed branch of
the Modern Woodmen, now In session
at Buffalo. More than five thousand
men were In line.
Representative Lee O'Nell Browne
of Ottawa assaulted E. O. Phillips, tho
legislative correspondent of the Chi
cago Tribune, in the speaker's room at
Springfield. Mr. Phillips was uncou
hcioua for fort-? minutes.
The National Children's Home so
ciety, In convention at Detroit, elected
a board of dirtctors, among the mem
bers being Judge Ben l.lndsey of Colo
rado, Rev. E. P. Qulvey of Nebraska
and F. A. HUr of Iowa.
Congress will be asked for $10,000
for the proper entertainment by tho
United States of Admiral Togo, the
famous Jap:'pne naval officer, who
will visit this country Immediately
after the coronation festivities at London.
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